The Heart of the Gold Country

Saturday, September 2, 2017

All day
Before 1am
Kirkwood Thin Air Chili Cook-Off & 5K/10K Run

Kirkwood Thin Air Chili Cook-Off & 5K/10K Run

Labor Day Weekend
Start the day at 9 am with the annual 5k/10k runs. Meet in front of The Lodge.
Chili tasting, featuring the region’s top chili makers, begins at noon on the Plaza.
Scenic chair rides will also be available.
These events, sponsored by the Kirkwood Community Association, benefit the Kirkwood Volunteer Fire Department and includes wine and beer tasting for adults with logo glass for $30, live music, fun activities for the kids and lunch on the plaza.
Kirkwood Community Association
1501 Kirkwood Meadows Dr.
Kirkwood, CA 95646
09/02/2017 - 8:00am to 3:00pm
Amador Farmers Market – Sutter Creek

Amador Farmers Market – Sutter Creek

9am-12 Noon
Visit the Sutter Creek Farmers Market for fresh local produce, local crafts, live music, food and fun.
SPECIAL EVENT SATURDAY 8/26/17!  Put your tomatoes to the ultimate test! UCCE Master Gardeners of Amador County are sponsoring a tomato judging and tasting contest. Bring at least one washed tomato of each variety (at least five cherry tomatoes)  between 8:30 -9:30 AM.  Judges begin their tasting at 10:00 and announce their favorites by 11:30 AM.  Prizes given for the biggest and for best tasting red, non-red and cherry tomatoes. Our fantastic judges this year include Steve Muni of Hometown radio, Darius Somary, consultant, and Scott Oneto, Amador County Farm Advisor and Farmer.

Face painter & artist various times. FREE easel painting for kids Saturday mornings during the market from 9-12 across from Sutter Creek Post Office on Gopher Flat.

Enjoy historic Sutter Creek before or after shopping the market.

We are located at the parking lot on the corner of Main Street and Gopher Flat Road, locally called Violich Palrking Lot.
The Amador County Farmers Market Association sponsors four farmers markets a week throughout Amador County
Amador Farmers Market
P.O. Box 1543
Jackson, CA 95642        
09/02/2017 - 9:00am to 12:00pm
Kennedy Mine Tours

Kennedy Mine Tours

Every Saturday, Sunday and Holiday
March thru October

 During the Kennedy Gold Mine surface tour, visitors see the mine office building where gold flakes were melted into large bricks to ship by Wells Fargo stage to San Francisco. This is also where ore samples were processed to see if a particular underground area was worthy of further investigation. See the stamp and gold recovery mill, tailing wheels, a steam boiler and the huge steel head frame whose pulleys guided the miners into the bowels of the earth. You will also see the building [now a museum] where the men changed into their mining garb before dropping nearly a mile underground to work. View a historic video of the men working circa 1914, and much more. Visit the Kennedy Gold Mine and gain new insight into the complications and hardships of the miner's way of life.

FREE Admission. Guided tours are: $10.00 for ages 13 to adult, $6.00 for youngsters 6 through 12, and free to those under 6.

Group Guided tours are available, by reservation, all year. Guided Tours are recommended for an interesting, in-depth, and educational tour of the grounds [about 1.5 hours]. You may, if you wish, purchase a self-guided tour book in our gift shop and wander on your own. Some prefer to bring a picnic lunch and just soak in the ambiance of this historic spot.

Teachers and Educators, we have a special group guided tour designed for your students.

To book tours,

Kennedy Gold Mine
12594 Kennedy Mine Rd
Jackson, California 
(209) 223-9542

The Kennedy Mine Foundation is a non-profit California Public Benefit Corporation operating under the 501(c)3 regulations.

09/02/2017 - 10:00am to 3:00pm
Andis Wines Stellar Cellar Sale

Andis Wines Stellar Cellar Sale

Saturday & Sunday
Labor Day Weekend
Andis Wines is opening the cellar doors for Labor Day weekend with stellar deals on older-vintages, library and large format wines.
Find what's remaining of your old favorites, or find new favorites you never knew before.
These wines are available in very limited quantities and won't last long!
Andis Wines
11000 Shenandoah Rd.
Plymouth CA 95669
09/02/2017 - 11:00am to 4:30pm
Labor Day BBQ Celebration

Labor Day BBQ Celebration

Saturday, September 2, 2017
12:00 - 4:30pm
Head to Deaver Vineyards for our annual Labor Day Celebration. Grab a bottle of wine, listen to live music, bring a picnic or purchase a BBQ lunch and simply relax with friends and family.




Deaver Vineyards
12455 Steiner Rd
Plymouth, CA
(209) 245-4099
09/02/2017 - 12:00pm to 4:30pm
Amador City Tomato Fest

Amador City Tomato Fest

1st Saturday
of September
September 2, 2017
It's the "Biggest Little Tomato Festival" in Historic Downtown Amador City.
California’s smallest incorporated city will celebrate Labor Day weekend with a tomato festival. 
Farmers’ market tomatoes as well as award winning local wines and an array of tomato centric foods will be available.  Also offered is a tomato carnival complete with a dunk tank and tomato toss
Amador City is well known for its charming antique stores and boutiques as well as the Amador Whitney museum which is full of local gold rush history.  Visitors will enjoy small town peace and get plenty of tomatoes. 
09/02/2017 - 12:00pm to 4:00pm
Labor Day Harvest Fete!

Labor Day Harvest Fete!

Saturday, September 2nd,  2017
1pm to 4pm

Join us for our Harvest Fete at our new home in Sutter Creek. We sell small lot, artisan wines.

Feist Wines
15 Eureka Street
09/02/2017 - 1:00pm to 4:00pm
"Open Studios:Revised Version"

"Open Studios:Revised Version"

Sunday, 9/24/17
Tuesday, Wednesday,Thursday & Friday, 9am to 2pm.
Best to call ahead on weekdays in case staff is out for a meeting.
11:00 am to 4:00 pm.

Artist reception on Saturday, September 2, 2:00 to 5:00 pm.


A Preview Show of the 25 artists who are participating in “Open Studios: Revised Version” will be in the AmadorArts Gallery in Sutter Creek during the month of September. 

Instead of our usual Amador Arts Trek around the county, in September this year's artists will be centered in the Sutter Creek Auditorium.

As always, this free event is produced by the Amador County Artists Association. You’ll be able to see one piece of artwork from each artist to get a feel for “the bigger picture” of what will be available during the different kind of open studios events.

The artwork in the Preview Show, in every media imaginable, will be for sale. Also during the preview show, a take a look at the book containing photos of all the raffle prizes to be won on September 17. The raffle is Open Studios’ main fundraiser that allows the Artists Association to give monthly art demonstrations for the community and a student scholarship to a high school student going on to study art in college.  Raffle tickets will be available for sale during the preview show.


Amador Arts “Open Studios: Revised Version” Exhibit
Sutter Creek Auditorium
18 Main St.
Sutter Creek, CA
AmadorArts Gallery/Office
11-A Randolph St.
Sutter Creek, CA
09/02/2017 - 2:00pm to 5:00pm
Roaring Camp Saturday Night BBQ

Roaring Camp Saturday Night BBQ

Every Saturday, May through September
Roaring Camp's Saturday Night Cookout Dinner is a five hour trip, including the round trip into the canyon and dinner. Arrive at office 4:30, depart at 5:00PM, return at 10:00PM.
After the guide shows you the Museum, Camp and our Placer Gold mine operation he will show you how to... pan for gold. (You keep the nuggets!)
The dinner is a hearty New York Steak BBQ, Fried Potatoes, Corn on the Cob, Salad and Just wait until you taste the awesome fried bread!
$50.00 per person for non-campers, or FREE for those who are staying in camp.
$30.00 monthly specials: May 2nd, June 6th, July 4th, August 1st & September 5th.
Call to make your reservations.
Roaring Camp Mining Co.
13010 Tabeaud Road
Pine Grove, CA  95665
09/02/2017 - 4:30pm to 9:00pm
The Crucible

The Crucible

Fridays and Saturdays - August 11th ~ September 9th
Gates open at 6:30pm for picnics.
Show starts at 8:00pm


The Crucible, directed by Susan McCandless. Salem, Massachusetts, 1692: When the girls of this small, devout town, under the malign spell of their ringleader Abigail Williams, accuse countless decent people of witchcraft, fear, anger and injustice rip apart the village. Only gradually does it become clear that Abigail has her own motives for revenge. Arthur Miller’s explosive account of the famous Salem witch trials caused a sensation with its parallels to the Communist scares of the 1950s, and remains one of his most enduring classics. It has the intensity of a thriller, but is also a cautionary tale of extremism that can lead to dangerous mass hysteria. 

Main Street Theatre Works is donating 50% of the net proceeds from their September 1st performance of The Crucible to the Kennedy Mine Foundation (KMF), to help with repairs from the fire on their property August 14th.

Along with each ticket, you'll get a voucher good at the amphitheatre for a bottle of water or cup of coffee/tea, and you can use one of our chairs instead of bringing your own. The fundraisers include the performance, a dessert bar and coffee/tea.

Ticket Prices
Adults - $20.00
Seniors: $17.50
Students/Children 18 & under - $12.00
Family Pack (2 adults/2 students) - $54.00


Tickets available at the gate or on-line at or at


Hein & Company
204 N Main St
Jackson, CA 95642
(209) 223-9076
open 9am-6pm
Jackson CA
The Kennedy Mine Amphitheatre 
1127 N. Main Street
Jackson CA
09/02/2017 - 6:30pm to 10:00pm
Volcano Theatre Company presents "A Midsummer Night's Dream"

Volcano Theatre Company presents "A Midsummer Night's Dream"

Friday & Saturday nights in August and September
8/4,8/5, 8/11,8/12, 8/18,8/19, 8/25, 8/26
9/1, 9/2
Shakespeare from a new perspective! Set in the Old West, using modern English and a Mel Brooks style of humor, it's the Bard with a twist.
Directed by Vince Murdock, Presented by Volcano Theatre Company.
General Admission Tickets: $18.00
Senior (62 and over) Tickets: $16.00
Student (18 and younger) Tickets: $14.00
To purchase ticketsor for further information visit at

Amphitheatre doors open at 6:30 pm for picnic dining or to reserve your spot.

For over 40 years Volcano Theatre Company has brought entertaining plays to the public. They are a community theatre located in Volcano, California, producing 5 shows per year.
Their amphitheatre hosts two summer plays each year, where thousands of people see shows while enjoying a picnic under the stars. The Cobblestone Theatre, their indoor venue, is the smallest fixed seat theatre in California.
Volcano Amphitheatre
Main Street, Volcano
09/02/2017 - 8:00pm to 10:30pm
Music on the Terrace

Music on the Terrace

Every Saturday, 9pm - 11pm
June 17 through September 19, 2017


Jackson Rancheria Casino Resort invites you to enjoy Lone Wolf Music on the Terrace.

Enjoy your summer nights surrounded by friends, eating deliciously prepared cuisine, and watching local bands perform on the Lone Wolf Terrace.

 Must be 21 or older to attend.

Jackson Rancheria Casino Resort
12222 New York Ranch Road
Jackson, CA 95642.


09/02/2017 - 9:00pm to 11:00pm